Global Brain Health and Genovate Internship
- Part or Full Time internship opportunity (up to 35 hours per week)
- Respected global research organisation
- Help make an impact on global health outcomes
We are a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities aiming to challenge the status quo in health care. With 700+ people around the world, and projects in over 40 countries, our Strategy 2025 is all about impact – specifically, the impact of The George Institute’s activities on the health of millions of people, particularly those living in disadvantaged circumstances around the world.
Our strategy focuses on three key research priorities:
- Better Treatments: finding better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems
- Better Care: transforming primary health care to support better health for more people
- Healthier Societies: harnessing the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact by focusing on sustainable, equitable and affordable solutions that:
- Reduce Burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs): through innovations that target prevention and early detection
- Improve Recovery and outcomes for patients with NCDs: through innovative, evidence-based treatments
- Improve Quality of Life for patients with NCDs: through innovations that support patient engagement
To read more about how we are addressing the world’s biggest health problems, please visit our website.
Due to our continued growth, we are now seeking a proactive and self-motivated Intern to join Genovate, our disruptive entrepreneurship and innovation program which drives social impact in global health by providing training and support for researchers and emerging entrepreneurs as they develop affordable, commercialisable healthcare solutions. To facilitate the George in becoming a leading hub for social impact innovation globally, our activities are centred on delivering global health insights, fostering a culture of entrepreneurship, forming strategic partnerships and streamlining the pathway to commercialisation. Our programs operate at all stages of the commercialisation process from unmet needs identification, ideation, product development, start-up incubation and acceleration and market entry.
This is an exciting opportunity for a postgraduate or undergraduate student with an interest in healthcare enterprise and innovation to work with our team to contribute to innovative research activities as part of the Global Brain Health Initiative.
Context of the Project
TGI and Genovate, through the Global Brain Health Initiative, has an established program of research focused on developing and implementing innovative solutions to improve and maintain healthy brain function throughout life. The progressive ageing of the world’s populations is associated with a steady increase in age-related diseases. Among these, diseases of the brain – cerebrovascular disease, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders - are particularly common and major causes of disease burden and healthcare costs, not only due to the disability among those affected but also because of the demands on caregivers both formal and informal. This Initiative will transform and improve the health of hundreds of millions of people around the world. It will form strategic partnerships, design and implement disruptive largescale projects, influence policy change, support entrepreneurship and provide training.
The internship will involve:
- Participating in innovative brain health projects designed to improve patient outcomes
- Assisting the brain imaging professionals to prepare and process training datasets
- Designing, implementing and deploying deep learning models on brain imaging datasets
- Developing applications using Python or Java to deploy the trained models
- Assisting in writing project documents
Key Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
- Tertiary qualifications in Computer Science or Applied Mathematics or Statistics or similar disciplines
- Interest and experience with brain disorders preferred
- Proficient in training deep learning models on unstructured data, e.g. images
- Proficient in software development and model deployment
- Python and Java programming skills
- Data processing skills using SQL
- Effective written and verbal communications skills
- Excellent organization and time management skills
- Ability to take initiative and follow up independently
- Ability to contribute to a team under complex research and organizational conditions, and in an environment of multiple priorities
- Strong focus on quality of work
- Ability to communicate with staff at all levels of the organisation
- Effective problem solving, creative thinking and decision-making capacity
- Adaptability and flexibility to handle changing priorities
A fixed stipend amount will be provided for a period of 3 months (20-35 hours per week).
The closing date for applications is Friday 4 February 2022. Please note, however, that we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So, we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.
Everyone is encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, LGBTIQ people and mature-aged adults.